The price of the Shiba Inu coin is rising again in the ongoing price pump

Dogecoin popular cryptocurrency spin-off Shiba Inu is seeing another bullish price spike - here are the current prices for Shiba Inu coin today (Yazar: Gardener)

Dogecoin popular cryptocurrency spin-off Shiba Inu is experiencing another bullish price spike - here are the latest Shiba Inu coin prices today. The price of the Shiba Inu coin rose around 4 a.m. UK time today a new record high of £ 0.000065 Oct 28) after the meme coin rose in value by up to 50% on Sunday Oct 24. Shiba Inu has repeatedly broken new record highs in the four days since Sunday as crypto investors hope the new favorite meme cryptocurrency will hit $ 1. Traded as SHIB, the coin that pays homage to the popular Shiba Inu dog breed and "Doge" meme, has fluctuated around £ 0.00000500 in the past few months since falling from its previous high of £ 0.00002764 in May - which it hit when Bitcoin skyrocketed over $ 60,000 in value and led to a massive surge in the price of cryptocurrencies across the board. Shiba Inu's volatile price was influenced by Elon Musk's tweets, with the Tesla founder's controversial comments about the cryptocurrency often contributing to the rise and fall in the value of the coin. Here's what Shiba Inu Coin is, its price today (Thursday October 28th), and why its value is increasing. The Shiba Inu coin, a spin-off of the mainstream meme coin Dogecoin, was created in August 2020 after it was created by an anonymous founder named Ryoshi, who is believed to be based in China. The coin has traded at low and volatile values ​​since its inception, but quickly became a popular alternative to large coins like Bitcoin and Ethereum, as well as a new successor to Dogecoin through 2020 and through 2021. Its ability to dwarf Dogecoin , which was created in 2013 as a satirical interpretation of the popularity of Bitcoin and anchored the Shiba Inu “doge” meme in cryptocurrency form, earned the Shiba Inu coin the nickname “Dogecoin Killer”. In contrast to Bitcoin, which, as the world's most popular and dominant cryptocurrency, is less likely to be affected by smaller news events and market changes, smaller altcoins are much more susceptible to sudden, large price fluctuations due to their lower value. The Shiba Inu coin was recently listed for the first time on Coinbase in mid-September, with its price rising 34% after it was listed on the giant crypto exchange on September 16. Since then, it has seen several upward moves from crypto investors and traders hoping to see the meme cryptocurrency listed on the Robinhood stock trading and investment platform. After peaking in early October, the price of the Shiba Inu coin saw another significant spike this past weekend (October 23rd), with the price dropping from £ 0.00021 at 5.30pm on Saturday October 23rd to £ 0.000032 4.30 p.m. the following day rose. On Thursday October 28th, Shiba Inu hit a new record high of £ 0.000065 ($ 0.00089) around 4:10 a.m., according to Coinbase. At the time of writing, prices had fallen slightly - SHIB trading was around £ 0.00005112 ($ 0.0007030) at 8:00 a.m. on Thursday morning. The price of the meme coin also rose 85,082,614.97% year over year, with SHIB trading at around £ 0.0000000001 on October 29, 2020. The negligible price of coins like Shiba Inu and Dogecoin makes them more likely to experience tougher ups and downs than major cryptocurrencies, Bitcoin, Shiba Inu Coin, Baby Doge, and Dogecoin have all been influenced by Elon Musk's tweets. In early October, the founder of Tesla and SpaceX tweeted a picture of his new Shiba Inu puppy with just the caption "Floki Frunkpuppy" - which was enough to create a Twitter trend that hoisted the coin with #SHIB and rallied around hers To increase value. During the Shiba Inu coin price spike on Sunday October 24th, Musk again spun the price of the cryptocurrency when asked by a Twitter user how much SHIB he held. The simple answer of the Tesla founder "none" caused the coin to plummet from the record high on Sunday. You can buy cryptocurrencies on crypto exchanges like Coinbase and eToro - however, Shiba Inu Coin is less common. The Meme-Coin can currently only be bought and traded on the major crypto exchanges Coinbase and Binance as well as a number of smaller exchanges, as it is still a relative newcomer to the crypto sphere and one of the many Alt-Coins behind Major cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin and Ethereum are ticking. Investing in Alt-Coins and Meme-Coins turn out to be particularly risky due to their extreme volatility and negligence, so The Scotsman does not recommend or endorse any crypto products.


Premier League preview, team news, stats, prediction, TV channel, kick-off time

Nikola Vlasic and Andriy Yarmolenko are available for West Ham while Liverpool striker Roberto Firmino is out for at least a month; Watch West Ham vs Liverpool live in the Sky Sports Premier League and Main Event from 4pm on Sunday; Kick-off at 4.30 p.m. (Yazar: Gardener)

Team news, stats and predictions ahead of West Ham v Liverpool in the Premier League on Sunday; Kick-off at 4.30 p.m. Nikola Vlasic and Andriy Yarmolenko will return to the West Ham squad ahead of the Premier League game against Liverpool. Both players were left at home for Thursday's Europa League game in Belgium due to minor injury concerns, but it was just a precautionary measure given a hectic schedule. Hammers boss David Moyes made seven changes to Genk. Midfielder Fabinho will start his first Premier League game in a month after making his comeback against Atletico Madrid mid-week after suffering a knee problem. West Ham against Liverpool can be seen live in the Sky Sports Premier League on Sunday from 4 p.m. Kick-off at 4.30 p.m. Sky Sports customers can view in-game clips on the Live Match blog on the Sky Sports website and app. Check out all the post-game analysis and interviews on the Sky Sports Premier League and read the latest features, expert and manager responses on the Sky Sports website and app. West Ham is on the verge of becoming a Premier League force to be reckoned with. Since returning for a second term with the Hammers, David Moyes has faced Manchester City, Liverpool, Chelsea and Manchester United 14 times in the Premier League but only won once - a 3-2 win against Chelsea in July 2020. That probably explains why The Hammers are totally unpopular in the market for this game as they are rated 7/2 for home win at Sky Bet despite taking 20 points from their first 10 games. Jürgen Klopp's men, who scored the most goals (29), the most shots (199), shots on goal (72) and the most chances (151) in the Premier League, are 25 unbeaten games. However, Brighton uncovered some weaknesses in its backline last weekend and West Ham, who pose a greater threat than the Seagulls, have scored in nine of their 10 Premier League games this season. They have an attack capable of exploiting gaps that Liverpool will have throughout the game. When you put all of that together, this has all the makings of an absolute football game with goals and shots galore. * Since beating Liverpool in 2015/16, West Ham have been without a win in the last 10 Premier League games against the Reds (U2, 8). * Liverpool have won four of their last five league away games against West Ham (D1) and are looking to win three in a row at the Hammers for the first time since 2003 and 2007. * Only reigning Premier League champions Manchester City (80) and reigning European champions Chelsea (66) have collected more Premier League points than West Ham (62) in 2021. This is already the most points West Ham has won in a single calendar year in the competition. * Liverpool have scored 19 goals in their first five Premier League away games this season, with only two teams ever to have more goals in top division history - Manchester United 1907-08 and Manchester City 2011-12 (both 20) . * Since a streak of six losses in seven Premier League games in February and March, Liverpool have been unbeaten in their last 20 league games (S14 U6) and scored at least once in all 20 games (50 goals in total). * Liverpool have scored at least three goals in each of their last six away games in the league, a total of 22 goals. In the entire history of the Football League, only one team has scored three or more goals in seven consecutive away games in the league, with Birmingham City doing so in the second division between November 1892 and September 1893. * West Ham has made the fewest changes to its starting XI in Premier League games this season (4), while no team has used fewer players than the Hammers (18). Nevertheless, this season only Chelsea (15) and Manchester City (11) had more different goalscorers than David Moyes' team (9). * Liverpool's Mohamed Salah has scored nine goals in eight Premier League games against West Ham. He could become the seventh player to score 10+ goals in the competition against the Hammers, making them the most diverse team to double-digitize against. * Mohamed Salah has scored in each of the first five away games in the Premier League this season, making him the second player to score in his team's first five away games in one season after Thierry Henry in 2001/02 for Arsenal met in her sixth. The last player to score in six consecutive away games was Sergio Agüero for Manchester City in August 2017 (seven in a row). * Michail Antonio has been directly involved in 17 goals (11 goals, 6 assists) in his last 22 Premier League games for West Ham at the London Stadium. He is also the top scorer (19) and assistant (12) at the London Stadium and one of three current players to be the top scorer in both goals and assists in a stadium in the Premier League, along with Jamie Vardy at King Power and Raúl Jiménez from Molineux. Peter Smith is joined by Sky Sports soccer journalists Richard Morgan and Ben Grounds to discuss Saturday's huge showdown between Manchester United and Manchester City at Old Trafford. PART 1 | How are the two rivals preparing for the big fight? Is this game a must for them now as Chelsea are clear at the top of the Premier League? We do our big game predictions!


27 of the best gifts for Celtic fans in 2021

Looking for the perfect gift for the Celtic fan in your life? From board games to bright green gins, here are the best ones available right now. (Yazar: Gardener)

Celtic's nine straight seasons championship titles have been wiped away by old rivals. The away days are back after a long break and thanks to the Europa League, Celtic fans can sing "Come on, Bhoys in Green" again in remote European bars. Knowing someone who is a football fan is a blessing as there are tons of sport-related gift options just waiting to be given away. However, when there is so much, scouring the internet for the perfect gift can feel like a sport in itself. Thankfully, we've found the best whimsical and unique gifts suitable for Celtic fans. There are handmade gins for connoisseurs, pop-its for those who like to fidget and blankets for those who like to sit back and watch. So whether you are looking for a Christmas present for your dad, a birthday present for your son or daughter, or maybe even a treat for yourself, here are the 27 best gifts available right now. Make bath time a little more Celtic with this green rubber duck. Just as pleasant for children in the bubble bath to play or as a swimming companion during an adult bath. Plus, for £ 6.00, it's a great call for a secret Christmas present for a Celtic fan. When it comes to Christmas gifts, you can't go wrong with a good old fashioned mug. Perfect for all tea, coffee, and hot chocolate lovers, these gifts are a year-round way to show your team pride. Get it from FOCO for € 9.00 (dad number 1), € 6.00 (fan number 1) and € 7.50 (tub cup). Do you need additional hints to help you remember special occasions? The latest trend in fidget toys is pop-its, which recreate the extremely satisfying feeling of bursting bubble wrap. They're great for kids who need a little extra help with focusing, and these dimpled push-itz have the classic Celtic crest printed on them. Combine his two favorite activities - thinking of his children and supporting his team. This gift will remind him of you all year long as he presents it with pride. This yearbook is the perfect gift for any Celtic fanatic. It's filled with fun trivia questions and games, as well as in-depth profiles of all of their favorite players. These two-foot vintage street signs are a stylish way to show fan status anywhere in your home. It's a big step up from a Blu Tack poster and a cool way to show appreciation for your team. This special Celtic-inspired gin liqueur comes in a bright Glasgow green and is the perfect gift for anyone who loves quirky gins. These ceramic stoneware egg cups make a hearty matchday breakfast an excellent choice. Dipped in Celtic Green, they have a cool splash of paint design, and make a great and useful gift for all ages. Do you know a Celtic fan who hates touching things like elevator buttons or entering their PIN at ATMs? These nifty "no-touch" key rings are designed to relieve you of all the chore, so you can press the button at the traffic lights without having to take out the hand sanitizer immediately. Celtic fans will love this autobiography released on September 21. Jackie McNamara spent a decade at Celtic prior to his abrupt departure in 2005, which fans can read all about in his own words. This Celtic mug goes in the freezer to keep beer and other cold drinks ice cold after a long day at work. Perfect on match days for everyone who has swapped the stadium for the sofa after a long lockdown. Pat Nevin's bestselling 2021 memoir, The Accidental Footballer, is the perfect pick for music and soccer fans. A childhood Celtic fanatic, Pat Nevin writes eloquently in a book that is worlds apart from the ghost-written autobiography one would expect from an ex-soccer player. Fans can read about his nights at the hacienda and how he was turned away by Celtic for being too small. These unbelievable Celtic coasters are the idea of ​​the twin brothers from Boot and Ball. With graphically sophisticated retro designs, fans can be artfully reminded of their favorite players in traditional beer mat form. This soft knitted hat makes a great gift for Celtic fans who want to show their club pride in the colder months when a coat is non-negotiable and trustworthy replica shirts are out of the question. This whimsical hand-painted Celtic gnome is a nice gift for all fans who like to take small naps in the house and garden to remind them of fond memories. If you're looking to buy a piece of clothing for a Celtic fan, a football scarf is a great one-size-fits-all accessory. Perfect for keeping warm on chilly game days. This metal Celtic water bottle will keep your water cold all day and is perfect for the environmentally conscious. This BRXLZ mini version of the Celtic Park stadium will keep Celtic fans big and small for hours. It contains approximately 4,058 pieces that together make a beautiful and whimsical Celtic keepsake. Be prepared for the coolest days in Glasgow with this long-sleeved take on this year's home shirt. This adidas jersey with iconic green and white tires is an instant classic. St Andrew’s Distillery Eden Mill has teamed up with Celtic to create the 9 Gins of Celtic to celebrate Celtic's ninth consecutive championship. Two tulip glasses are included in the scope of delivery, so with a little luck you might get a taste for it yourself. This A3 size book is filled with full color newspaper headlines announcing Celtic's most iconic moments from nearly 100 years. It's a really thought out gift that can later be personalized with a nice label on the inside. This board game has 500 questions about Celtic, which makes it a great personal family activity to bring you all closer together. Experience the eccentric fashion of the 90s with this retro Celtic replica shirt. This would make a great gift for those who love nostalgia. Represent the iconic jersey worn by the Celtic heroes in Lisbon in 1967 when they won the European Cup thanks to legendary manager Jock Stein. The long sleeves of this classic hoop jersey will keep you warm in today's Glasgow. Available from JD Sports for £ 38.00 Available from JD Sports for £ 38.00 Available from JD Sports for £ 38.00 Available from JD Sports for £ 38.00 Available from JD Sports for £ 38.00 This super soft blanket is ultra- cozy for those who like to curl up on the sofa to watch the game. With a large Celtic crest to show pride, it's perfect for staying extra warm this winter. This knitted Celtic Christmas jumper will make children the envy of their classmates with its gorgeous shades of green and the many festive Fair Isle patterns. "Celtic FC" is knitted in the front and in the middle so that everyone knows who the little one is supporting.


Portrait of Guy Fawkes in Mask with Vaccination Needles in Lewes

The effigies will burn in Lewes tonight when the country's biggest celebrations return on November 5th after last year's coronavirus lockdown. (Yazar: Gardener)

Bonfire night celebrations have returned in the UK when a giant effigy of Matt Hancock hugging his lover and Guy Fawkes wearing a face mask were spotted in Lewes. The effigies are among those that will burn tonight in the historic town of East Sussex, which will host the country's greatest and most famous celebration on the 5th. A grumpy Matt Hancock sits on a rock hugging a naked woman over a sign that reads "CCTV in use", a reference to his affair with Gina Coladangelo, which was revealed through surveillance cameras in his office earlier this year. Underneath, a painted caption reads "Hands, Face, Disgrace", a game with the government's "Hands, Face, Space" message that people should wash their hands, wear face covering and social distance to protect themselves from coronavirus. An image of Guy Fawkes wearing a face mask and vaccination needles in his arms is also said to be cremated. The giant figure sits astride two barrels of "vaccine" (instead of gunpowder) and in front of a green petrol can and a roll of toilet paper with the words "panic buyers" - a reference to the recent fuel shortages in workshops across the country and the toilet paper stockpiling at the start of the pandemic. Famous for its current and sometimes controversial campfire nighttime images, Lewes typically attracts thousands, if not tens of thousands, of night owls. In 2019, paper mache versions of Boris Johnson and Jacob Rees-Mogg were spotted on a “Brexit roller coaster” that paraded down the street before it was burned. And the year before, a huge portrayal of Boris Johnson with an ax and the severed head of Theresa May was set on fire. Two Trump figures were set alight in Lewes in 2016 as the highlight of the annual fireworks event. Other portraits that went up in flames in Lewes were Theresa May, Boris Johnson, Nigel Farage and David Cameron. In 2014, Sussex police investigated after two portraits of Alex Salmond were shown as part of two campfire societies after he lost the Scottish referendum as first minister. Six bonfire clubs burn effigies each year in the city's famous bonfire exhibition, but their identities are usually kept secret until late at night. Given the time it takes to build them, the characters are usually media villains in the spotlight in the weeks leading up to the event. As a result, warnings have been issued urging people not to be complacent about Covid and the message to stay local is "doubly important" this year. Chief Superintendent Howard Hodges, who is Gold Commander for the Lewes Bonfire operations of the Sussex Police, told the Lewes Argus: "When people come we ask them to wear masks, do side flow tests beforehand, and under no circumstances come, if you have any symptoms, but campfires may be discouraged from attending the event as sub-zero temperatures can be seen across the country today and the mornings start very cold, with temperatures dropping to -5 ° C in the south of England and -3 in the north ° C, which means mercury has dropped below freezing for the fourth day in a row this week. Lewes' controversial event got hot water in 2016 as revelers "blacked out" as Zulu warriors, one after the other of complaints agreed to stop, but the Bonfire Against Racism campaign group called it a "racist act" and called for the Borough Bonfire Society to a uf to "stop painting faces black". In 2016, after a visiting dance group from KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa threatened to boycott the event it was booked for, organizers agreed not to go black. Troop leader Thanda Gumede called the practice a "gross misrepresentation" and Mick Symes, a committee member of the Borough Bonfire Society, agreed to stop. Who is Guy Fawkes and what is Bonfire Night? Bonfire Night takes place every November 5th in the UK and is a reminder of the failed "gunpowder plot" of 1605 when Fawkes and a host of co-conspirators tried to blow up the House of Lords in London to kill King James I. killing would have been enough to razed the entire palace to the ground. But the plan was halted when a letter was mailed on November 4th stating that William Parker, the 4th Baron Monteagle, would stay out of the building the next day, Westminster Palace was searched, and Fawkes was found just before he got the house a devastating explosion. While Fawkes was not the mastermind behind the conspiracy - that infamous honor goes to Robert Catesby - he is the man most remembered and associated with. In addition to the burning images of Fawkes on Bonfire Night, people of Britain also set off fireworks and roam the streets. Fawkes face masks are also widely worn, and in recent years they have been adopted as a symbol by the online hacking group Anonymous.


Phoenix Suns owner Robert Sarver is charged with racism and misogyny in a report investigated by the NBA

Phoenix Suns owner Robert Sarver faces allegations of racism and misogyny after an ESPN report released Thursday night described employee claims of a toxic and hostile workplace during his 17-year tenure with the franchise; Sarver has denied or denied most of the allegations (Yazar: Gardener)

Phoenix Suns owner Robert Sarver is charged with racism and misogyny in report investigated by the NBA Phoenix Suns owner Robert Sarver faces allegations of racism and misogyny after an ESPN report released Thursday night the Claims by employees of toxic and hostile workplace during 17 years of service with the franchise; Sarver has denied or denied most allegations, or the NBA has asked a law firm to investigate the Phoenix Suns after a report released Thursday that made detailed allegations that owner Robert Sarver had a 17-year past tenure racist, misogynistic and hostile incidents had weighed on the franchise. ESPN said it interviewed more than 70 current and former team members for the story, including some who detailed Sarver's inappropriate behavior. In ESPN's report, Sarver denied or denied most of the allegations made by its legal team. The Suns also strongly denied the report in a long statement released on Thursday. "I would definitely appreciate an impartial NBA investigation that could prove to be our only way to clear my name and reputation for an organization I'm so proud of," said Sarver. The NBA released a separate statement from Executive Vice President of Communications Mike Bass saying the allegations were extremely grave and the league had asked law firm Wachtell Lipton to open a full investigation. "The NBA and WNBA continue to strive to provide a respectful and inclusive workplace for all employees," said Bass. "Once the investigation is completed, its findings will form the basis for all action by the league." Among the allegations: Former Suns manager Earl Watson said Sarver was upset that Golden State striker Draymond Green used the N-word during a game in 2016 and that the owner repeated the N-word several times when he expressed his displeasure. Watson said he told Sarver he couldn't use that word. Watson was the Sun's coach for all or part of three seasons before being sacked three games in the 2017-18 season. Sarver said in his statement that Watson was clearly not a credible source. "While there is so much inaccuracy and misleading in this story that I hardly know where to start, let me be clear: the N-word is not in my vocabulary," said Sarver. Watson released his own statement about the Toronto Raptors where he is now an assistant coach. "I'm not interested in entering into an ongoing battle for the facts," said Watson. "Basketball and 17 years in the NBA gave me the financial privilege of telling my truth, but we must not forget those who keep silent for fear of losing their jobs." The report also describes a story about how Sarver shared a picture of his wife in a Suns bikini with employees. The report said more than a dozen employees also said Sarver had made indecent comments in all employee meetings in the past. The Suns hosted the Houston Rockets Thursday night and Phoenix manager Monty Williams spoke on the report ahead of the game. Williams said he has not spoken to Sarver since the ESPN story was published and if he had heard the owner say any of the things claimed in the story he would "not be sitting in this seat". "My reaction is that it's a lot to process," said Williams. "There are so many things and it's still not clear to me about the facts. Williams added that he would have understood if one of his players didn't want to play due to the situation on Thursday night, but said" None of them had expressed that opinion up to that point. The NBA Players Association said in a statement that it “is continuing to investigate the allegations in today's ESPN story. “We consider these allegations grave and welcome the league's decision to conduct an investigation. In ESPN's history, Bass said the NBA had not received a complaint of misconduct with the Suns organization through any of our lawsuits, including our confidential hotline for workplace misconduct or otherwise. ”Correspondence. Sarver has owned the Suns since 2004, and the 59-year-old Phoenix businessman also owns the WNBA's Phoenix Mercury Paul and Deandre Ayton before losing to the Milwaukee Bucks in six games.


Preview: Real Madrid vs. Shakhtar

Sports Mole gives a preview of the Champions League game between Real Madrid and Shakhtar Donetsk on Wednesday, including predictions, team news and possible (Yazar: Gardener)

Real Madrid will look to build on Shakhtar Donetsk's 5-0 win last month as they welcome the Ukrainian side to another Champions League match at the Santiago Bernabeu on Wednesday night. An entertaining encounter with a lot of celebrations can be expected in the Spanish capital, as 23 goals have been scored in the last five matches between these two teams, with an average of 4.6 goals per game. After a disappointing goalless draw at home against Osasuna last Wednesday, Real Madrid returned to winning ways on Saturday with a 2-1 away win over Elche. A brace from Vinicius Junior helped Los Blancos secure all three points and, with one game in hand, get one point closer to La Liga leaders Real Sociedad. Real Madrid will have been delighted to have beaten the Ukrainian side so convincingly last time considering they were beaten both times in last season's Champions League group stage, which threatened them with an embarrassing first hurdle knockout would have been unthinkable for the 13-time European champion. Another shock on Wednesday cannot be ruled out, however, after the 2-1 home defeat in September against Moldovan minnows Sheriff Tiraspol, who are incredible leaders in Group D in the fourth week of the game. Ancelotti have to grapple with form on home soil as they have failed to win each of their last three games at the Santiago Bernabeu. In addition, Los Blancos have lost three of their last eight home games in the Champions League group stage, including last season's 3-2 loss to Shakhtar. With a mid-week win, Real Madrid could climb to the top of Group D if Sheriff should lose points against Inter Milan, although qualification for the knockout stage is not yet certain at this point. Shakhtar Donetsk extended their unbeaten league streak to 10 games after taking a comfortable 4-1 home win against Densa last weekend. Goals from Manor Solomon and Heorhiy Sudakov in the first half and goals from Tete and Fernando in the second half kept the Hirnyky within reach of Ukrainian champions Dynamo Kiev, who are three points ahead of the leaders. While their home form wasn't surprisingly strong, Shakhtar's efforts in the Champions League left something to be desired after just one point from their first three Group D games. Her last goal in the competition was actually away against Real Madrid last season. Shakhtar would have gone into the clash against Los Blancos last month with a lot of confidence after scooping the double last season. De Zerbi has to somehow quickly transfer Shakhtar's domestic form to the Champions League season if they want to move from Group D to the knockout stage, a potentially dramatic comeback that seems unlikely but not impossible. Real Madrid will be without Gareth Bale (thigh), Dani Ceballos (ankle) and Federico Valverde (knee) as they continue to recover from their respective injuries. Karim Benzema is in doubt after missing out on last weekend's win against Elche with a minor foot problem, while Rodrygo is also under investigation before kick-off after hobbling with an Achilles tendon in the first half of the same game. After not starting a single game in October, Eden Hazard is likely to replace Rodrygo on the right wing while Vinicius Junior - who scored a brace in the second leg against Shakhtar last month - will remain on the opposite side in the first XI. Shakhtar will be without strikers Lassina Traore and Junior Moraes as they continue to recover from knee injuries while defender Mykola Matvienko is out with a leg problem. Attacking midfielder Pedrinho has not played for the Ukrainians since his start against Real Madrid last month and remains doubtful for reasons unknown. Real Madrid are set to enter the game as favorites on Wednesday, especially after last month's 5-0 win, despite Shakhtar causing problems for Los Blancos before and could cause further turmoil in the Spanish capital. Benzema's possible absence would be a blow to the hosts, although they should still have the quality in their squad to take all three points on home soil.


Fashion Sakala has shown that he can play a key role for the Rangers

Steven Gerrard recently stated that he wanted more variety in the Rangers' attacking game and more ruthless in front of goal for his attacking players. He challenged his players and looked for an answer. (Yazar: Gardener)

Steven Gerrard recently stated that he wanted more variety in the Rangers' attacking game and more ruthless in front of goal for his attacking players. Steven Gerrard recently stated that he wanted more variety in the Rangers' attacking game and more ruthless in front of goal for his attacking players. Domestically, they have been dominant in most of their games as expected, but have lost points because they lack the edge to kill teams. Domestically, they have been dominant in most of their games as expected, but have lost points because they lack the edge to kill teams. In particular, it is the balance between the first three that is important to the manager. It is an area of ​​the playing field where he is looking for more cohesion and a significantly higher conversion rate of goals scored into opportunities created. It is an area of ​​the playing field where he is looking for more cohesion and a significantly higher conversion rate of goals scored into opportunities created. Thursday night turned out to be a case in point when the coach brought in the quality of Ianis Hagi, Kemar Roofe and Ryan Kent to change the dynamics in the 1-1 draw at Brondby. It proved crucial as it gave the Rangers a much-needed point, but it showed that regardless of who you are, if you aren't on the field, then there is power in the wings waiting for you below to replace. Gerrard insisted at the end of last season that he wanted to add a more dynamic attacking player to the squad and Zambian striker Fashion Sakala was that man. Rangers needed someone whose first instinct was to stretch the game and pose a different problem to defenders. Sakala was a little unknown, but after a productive season in Belgium it was seen as a coup that the Rangers attracted a player who still has room for improvement and can play in different positions. It took him a while to settle in as expected, but after his hat-trick against my old club Motherwell on Sunday, he could turn out to be an important player by the end of the season. Sakala has the pace to burn, but with many teams in the Scottish Premiership being very defensive and having men behind the ball, he has not often had the opportunity to use his direct speed. Since that is the case, he had to work on all aspects of his game, from the hold-up game, to the link game, to game awareness, in order to get the chance on the Rangers team. He doesn't just have to run behind the defense, he has to be clever and put defenders out of position himself or exploit gaps from Alfredo Morelos and Roofe. His game awareness will improve the more he plays on the team and I can imagine he will be doing a lot of video analysis behind the scenes to address this. Either way you look at it, it's a work in progress and the Ibrox recruiting team will have known that. It must be said that he showed in Denmark on Thursday night that he is far from the finished item and that his game needs to get rounder in the coming months, but he has the raw attributes to work with. When Kent is fit again this is the kind of problem Gerrard wants on the front lines. What Sakala gives to the Rangers on the left, who is different from Kent, is his goal instinct and ability to come in at the back post as on two of his goals against Motherwell. Then he likes to thread passes to Morelos, Roofe, Hagi or Joe Aribo, while Sakala likes to play on the shoulder of defenders and fire shots when possible because he thinks of goals. Kent's introduction against Brondby after missing the last 10 games brought much-needed life to the Rangers' attack. His instinct and awareness of supporting Hagi in the game was first class and a reminder of his individual quality that the team missed. It will be interesting to see how Gerrard fits them into his team after his offensive players are all fit. Having a League Cup semi-final on the horizon and reaching the top of the Premiership is a good problem, especially at a crucial point in the season when promotion to the Europa League is yet to come. Lots of big games are ahead and having options across the board will be reassuring for the manager. Another player who disappears under the radar but gives the Rangers a different dynamic in an offensive sense is Scott Arfield. Most Rangers midfielders enjoy playing behind the ball and building the game, while Arfield's first thought is to run forward and get into the box. Midfielders who have this instinct are a dying breed, so it gives Gerrard a chance to spin and mingle again. What his runs do is to attract defenders and leave room for others in dangerous positions. Arfield has had to be patient this season as the coach has left with other players but whenever he comes on the team he always offers consistency and a willingness to bring something to the game. All in all, quality rangers abound and Gerrard has a lot of good problems choosing. It's clearly up to the players he picks, and their performances will determine that against Ross County starting tomorrow.


The Rangers' escape cannot happen again, says Motherwell boss as he admits that "I left us open"

The Steelmen will try to recover against Aberdeen this weekend. (Yazar: Gardener)

Motherwell manager Graham Alexander has vowed to ensure that a defeat like last weekend's defeat to Rangers at Fir Park does not happen again under his supervision. The Steelmen lost 6-1 to Steven Gerrard's side in Premiership action last Sunday. After being guided by Bevis Mugabi, James Tavernier equalized before the break and it quickly crumbled. Alexander's team have conceded at least two goals in their last five games and conceded three more goals against Rangers following Stephen O'Donnell's red card in the second half. But the 'Nun boss thought his team was pushing for a way into the game, something he takes by the chin: "I can cut the last three goals to 10 men and I can understand the emotional side of it. Call me." naive, call me stupid, but I still wanted to have the opportunity to get something out of the game. But after that we didn't do it well enough. "Alexander pushed Motherwell as a collective to bounce back against Aberdeen. Alexander says his players are injured after losing but work has been done to make it an isolated incident:" It was not nice to see so I can understand the result and the reaction to it - because it wasn't good enough. I've talked a lot about how hard the players work and how aware they are of their job. "We can't afford to leave the pitch feeling like this ever again." Motherwell travels to Aberdeen in seventh place in the Premiership. The Fir Park site has provided one point from the last 15. Alexander added, “We are determined to fix a few things. The lads have trained as we would expect after such a painful result. ”We have to play as we've learned. It was a difficult week starting on Sunday, mentally and physically digesting what had happened. "We went about it so that something like this never happened again. We understand that the result is the focus and it is for us too." If we had won on Sunday, we would not think that everything would be perfect. But when you get such a result, you have to find the solutions to do better. It can't happen again. ”Follow Lanarkshire Live Sport on Twitter via @LanLiveSport, like us on Facebook or find us on Instagram for the latest sports news, pictures and videos.


Defiant Rangers fans united when they refused to panic after a £ 23.5m loss

It was a decent night in the park for the Rangers in Denmark but not so good after big losses to the club's accounts and Andy Newport hired the hotline to hear what the fans were saying. (Yazar: Gardener)

Rangers are counting the cost of Covid after announcing a whopping £ 23.5 million loss last year. Steven Cooper said: “To be honest, I was expecting worse considering what the club had to go through with the pandemic last year. Those losses are not great read, but at least we have a number of directors willing to dig deep as the club completes its recovery. "Gavin MacLeod, Renfrew, said:" The latest reports from Rangers are worrying but not really unexpected as the failure to qualify for the Champions League has already blown a big hole in the current season's budget. “It seems that the budgets of both halves of the Old Firm are now entirely dependent on reaching the Champions League or selling the crown jewels.” But Adam Thomson said, “So it looks like the much-lauded Castore deal is just Worth £ 4 million a season. And when you add up the myriad of other sponsorship deals Rangers recently announced, it doesn't look like they bring in much more. Gers will be hoping to take a win in the Europa League but they can't count on reaching the final 32 after settling for a point against Brondby after another underperformance in Copenhagen. James McClean, Rothesay said, “Steven Gerrard went overboard with Fashion Sakala in a 10-man Motherwell and then replaced him with another bad team. Brian Quinn, Paisley, said, “I thought the Motherwell game would cover up the rifts as they matched us half the game and then they fell apart. Brondby are the worst team I've seen in the Europa League and we should beat them. This squad is losing value quickly and if you look at today's shocking accounts it's hard to see where we're going from here. ”While Gers only drew in Denmark, Celtic fought Ferencvaros for a 3-2 win which guarantees that they will be playing European football beyond Christmas. Stephen Mulhern, Dumbarton, said: “After another scintillating performance by Celtic's best import since Henrik Larsson, all thoughts of an economical use of Kyogo Furuhashi will certainly be shelved. It's like Celtic has 12 men in the park when he starts, and if he rests on the bench in Dens Park this weekend I fear more points lost. "This has to stop if we want to win something this season." Seamie Gallagher, Govan added: “What a brilliant result and a master class of offensive football that Celtic delivered in Budapest. That's over 50 goals we've scored since Ange Postecoglou joined. Michael O’Leary, Glasgow, said: “What a great night for Scottish teams playing in Europe. Celtic defeated the runner-up in Hungary and the Rangers draw against the sixth-best team in Denmark. Incidentally, Brondby did not register a single shot on goal in the 180 minutes against the Rangers. If only the Rangers could play a team of 10 every week. ”David Bryce, Troon, said,“ Well done on Celtic, they were outstanding until the three subs were introduced and then the level dropped dramatically. God help us if the mercurial Kyogo is injured because the backing for him is, to be honest, pathetic! "


5 Rangers takeaways out of sobering financial results as £ 7.5m need and Dave King pay back the books

The club announced losses of £ 23.5 million and here we look at some of the key items in the club accounts. (Yazar: Gardener)

When Steven Gerrard said the Rangers "haven't spent a penny" in the last two transfer windows, some eyebrows went up. It was seen as a message to the Ibrox board of directors to improve their squad and build on last season's title win. But after the club released their financial statements, the picture of why that wasn't splashing into the transfer window became a little clearer. And any hopes for the "big money" that Gerrard claimed must be spent to compete with the best certainly seems unlikely in January. That is, after announcing a £ 23.5m loss for the year the pursuit of that historic and coveted 55th. Emotionally, it was the title fans dearly wanted. The memories for fans will live forever, but now they need to trust the current board of directors to make sure they don't pay too high a price for it. This is where Record Sport Online takes a look at some of the key points following the club's release of the financial statements. The title this season has always been huge as the Scottish Premiership winner was automatically included in next season's Champions League group stage for the first time in 12 years. But it has now gained additional meaning in the eyes of Rangers fans after the financial position of the club with the accounts was revealed. Missing the group stage this season came a heavy blow after beating Malmo in qualifying - before opposition leader Jon Dahl Tomasson claimed they need the money. But a profit of 40m. Sitting with a four point lead is paying off right now, but that could change quickly and put Gerrard and his team under enormous pressure. The Ibrox boss may be forced to work with what he has as January signings seem unlikely given the numbers. Walter Smith faced a similar situation when he admitted in October 2009 that the bank was effectively running the club. At that time, they hadn't paid a player transfer fee since Maurice Edu 12 months earlier, and that situation persisted as they faced crippling financial troubles. Smith accepted that he had to deal with the situation, cheered the squad on and kept winning trophies. It will be a test of Gerrard's management skills to see if he can do the same. After his efforts to rescue the club from the clutches of the despised former regime, there were calls for a statue of Dave King. King had a £ 5 million loan to be repaid and he admitted at last year's general meeting that he expected his check by October this year. Indeed, the club's annual report confirms that it has been paid - plus a whopping £ 832,000 in interest. Last year King said, “It was a two year loan and it is in line with the club's current cash requirements to repay this loan so I would expect it to be repaid on time. A check for Christmas is always welcome, and one is greeted by the wealthy benefactors who need cash before the year ends. The report said: “During the year the group received £ 20.96 million (net of repayments) from directors, existing shareholders and other parties. And they will again have to rely on the generosity of those wealthy fans, and continues: “At the time of preparation, the forecast was that the group would need £ 7.5m in debt or equity financing by the end of the 2021/22 season would. ”to its liabilities when due with a further funding of 0.4 million. The pandemic factor cannot be ignored and is the same for every football club around the world. Yes, season tickets sold in record numbers, but £ 17 million was lost to hospitality income alone, which is huge. The Rangers took in £ 4.7m from their various deals outside of the Castore gear deal, which is around £ 4m per season. The point has been emphasized over and over again over the past decade, but what would the Rangers be without the loyalty of fans? They have continually dug deep to bring their club back from the brink and, to be fair, like so many football fans during the pandemic, stepped on the plate when it was needed most. Rangers took in £ 17m from season ticket sales last season despite fans not seeing a ball kicked. That money was vital, but on top of that they have subscribed in large numbers to the MyGers membership program for £ 40, produced record kit sales, as well as bought Castore's numerous other products and subscribed to the stock offering that raised £ 4.5 million .